[English phrasal verbs connected with voting // angielskie phrasal verbs związane z głosowaniem]
1. If you VOTE something DOWN, you defeat something such as a law or plan by voting against it.
He wanted to introduce freedom of information, but they voted him down.
The proposal to build a new road through the forest was voted down by the local council.
2. If you VOTE something THROUGH, you accept and make possible something such as a law or plan by voting for it.
We voted the changes through.
The committee voted through a proposal to cut the defence budget.